JGSGB (Boston) next meeting #galicia
Thomas F. Weiss
Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Boston (JGSGB)
Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Boston
Researching My Family in Europe: Successes and Failures
Thomas F. Weiss
Sunday, November 6, 2005
Gann Academy, 333 Forest Street, Waltham
This talk will describe the saga of the fascinating family
history research project Tom Weiss has undertaken, with its
many twists and turns. Born in Prague, he escaped with his
parents five months after the German occupation began. Weiss
returned for the first time 59 years later and found many
landmarks important to his family-in Prague and Vienna and,
on later trips, in Buchach and Rozhnyatov. His talk will
describe the results of his research and the methods and
Tom Weiss, a retired MIT professor, serves as JGSGB's
program chair. At the national level, he is webmaster for
the JewishGen Rozhnyatov ShtetLinks page, coordinator for
translation of the Yizkor Book for Rozhnyatov, and an active
member of the JewishGen Suchostav Region Research Group. He
is currently writing a book about his family's history.
Directions to Gann Academy: Take Route 128/95 to Exit 28
east. Follow Trapelo Road 2.3 mi. east (toward Belmont) and
turn right onto Forest Street. The entrance to Gann Academy
is 0.4 mi. further down the road on the left. >from the east,
take Trapelo Road to Forest St., which is the 3rd street on
left past the National Archives. For maps and detailed
directions, visit our web page at gann.jgsgb.org (note: our
meeting space is not in the building shown in the photo but
in a building to its right).
Admission is free for members, $5 for non-members.
Refreshments will be served.
Dec. 11 "Footsteps of the Jewish Fusgeyers"
by Jill Culiner
Jan. 8 "Getting More >from JewishGen"
by Michael Marx
Thomas Fischer Weiss
FRENKEL (Buchach, Vienna); BUCHHALTER (Skalat); ENGEL (Vienna);
FISCHER (Hriskov, Schlan, Prague); FRAENKEL, FRUCHTER (Rozhnyatov,
Vienna); KATZ (Schlan); KLEPETAR (Jistebnice); MEISELS (Nadworna,
Vienna); OLLOP (Vienna); ORLIK (Pohor, Jistebnice, Benesov, Tabor);
QUADRATSTEIN (Vienna, Saarbrucken); VODICKA (Dobronitz, Jistebnice,